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Retrospective

Dress Rehearsal und Karola 2

Dress Rehearsal and Karola 2

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A tie or lace? After trying on numerous treasures from New York’s second-hand stores, and extravagant fashion accessories, Karola Gramann decides on a traditional dinner jacket with cummerbund and bow tie. We then see her posing & vogueing to Bryan Ferry’s “These Foolish Things”. These shorts are an early gender bend that evoke Kenneth Anger’s biker etude Scorpio Rising (1963) and even anticipate the Madonna phenomenon.

by
Christine Noll Brinckmann

Federal Republic of Germany 1979/1980

Without language

15’ · Colour · 16 mm

Crew

Director
Christine Noll Brinckmann

Film print: Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., Berlin